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. ♪ [ music ] ♪ [ applause ] . >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco who will share words which he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] . >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today. kindled over our shores, weeking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light, waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our sielent guess pictures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning. each one yawning to life. the pencilled yellow school buses, the ritd yum of traffic lights. frutd fants p stants, wines, orange and begging our praise. silver trucks, heavy with oils or paper, bricks or milk. teaming over highways along side us. on our way. to clean tables, reed ledgers, or save lives, to teach go traechl or ring up greeshryes as my mother did -- groceries as my mother did for 20 years so i could write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light we move through. the same
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